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Next steps for Oldfield Park and Westmoreland Residents’ Parking Zones after community feedback informs new design

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Residents in Oldfield Park and Westmoreland in Bath are being invited to have their say on the traffic regulation orders needed to develop a proposed residents’ parking scheme for the area.

The Residents’ Parking Zone (RPZ) aims to tackle commuter parking and reduce vehicle intrusion into residential neighbourhoods, while also improving air quality and the environment for the local community.

The design of the scheme has been changed in light of feedback received in a public consultation in November 2021.

Now, the next step is to establish a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to implement the zone.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has today (June 9) launched a public consultation on the TRO giving residents a further opportunity to comment on the proposed RPZ.

The consultation runs until July 7 at 5pm, after which a decision will be made on whether the zone will go ahead.

People are invited to respond to the consultation here. Those without internet access can obtain further information and a printed questionnaire by calling Council Connect on 01225 394041.

The council will also be holding a public consultation event at the Catholic Church of our Lady and St Alphege, Oldfield Park on June 22 from 4.30pm to 8pm, where residents can view the plans and ask questions.

Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport, said: “More than 700 people responded to our previous consultation on the Oldfield Park and Westmoreland RPZ and the feedback has helped us to refine the design. We are keen to address the needs of people living in and around the area at the same time as making our streets healthier and safer.

“This second consultation on the TRO needed to legally implement and enforce the zone is an important next step in the plans moving forward, so please let us know whether you support or object to the proposals. It’s particularly important that any organisations in the area who may be affected by the plans give us their feedback. Our event on June 22 is a chance for you to come and speak with us about the scheme in person and find out more.”

Full details of the proposals, including maps, can be found on the consultation web page at

The council’s consultation on a further seven RPZs in Bath closed on June 2.

The RPZ proposals came out of several public consultations on the council’s Liveable Neighbourhoods programme and will help create healthier and safer streets, linked to Liveable Neighbourhoods plans.


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